The curriculum is designed to allow the student to acquire a Master’s Degree in Business Administration as well as prepare him/her for a career in business. This degree will prepare the student for a career beyond entry-level in business or management. The program leading to the Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) has been designed to provide students with the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical concepts and knowledge from all functional areas of business through an analytical, decision-making process which focuses on solving practical problems. Students in the MBA program acquire new knowledge and use this knowledge to efficiently access and retrieve information through technology. The MBA program promotes the use of networking, leadership, and interpersonal competencies to develop and sustain effective relationships with peers, and to create an appreciation for the value of a diverse workforce.
MASTER’S DEGREE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DESCRIPTION
The MBA curriculum provides a challenging and creative learning environment with an intensive program of study that has a broad-based administrative emphasis. Recognizing that the management methods of tomorrow may bear little resemblance to methodologies in current use, the program emphasizes sound general principles and decision-making techniques that provide a base for continued learning and professional development rather than upon business procedures which are subject to obsolescence.
The Master’s degree in Business Administration seeks to provide students with a well-rounded view of the purpose, operation, and management of business entities. Graduates will be able to understand how analytical tools apply to business policy and decision making as well as be able to understand management theory and organizational behavior. Graduates with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration will possess the skills to explain how economic and financial events impact business decision making.
To receive a Master’s Degree in Business Administration students must complete 36 credit hours as described below. The length of the program is approximately 12 months or 48 weeks (this will vary if a student transfers in credits).
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDITS)
|BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION COURSES (21 CREDITS HOURS)|
|Accounting for Decision Makers||3.0 credit hours|
|Leadership Skills for Managers||3.0 credit hours|
|Managerial Finance||3.0 credit hours|
|Human Resource Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Marketing Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Applied Managerial Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Business Policy and Decision Making||3.0 credit hours|
|BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ELECTIVE COURSES (12 CREDITS)|
|Information Technology Applications in Decision Making||3.0 credit hours|
|Managerial Economics||3.0 credit hours|
|Strategic Sales and Marketing Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Advanced Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE COURSE (3 CREDITS)|
|Graduate Business Capstone Courses||3.0 credit hours|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED AS DESCRIBED ABOVE||36 CREDITS|